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Paleo Taco Seasoning (Whole30, Clean + Easy)

One of the many things I’ve enjoyed about going Paleo is making my own version of some of the stuff that I used to buy pre-packaged. Beef jerky and chicken stock are a couple of good examples. So far I have found that making it from scratch is usually not that hard and doesn’t take much extra time. Plus, there is something very satisfying about making it yourself and knowing exactly what is going into every bite you are eating. For taco seasoning, I know that  the store-bought seasoning mixes can have hidden soy, sugar, flour, wheat, grain, milk, starch additives and other preservatives. Why do you need all that crap when you can make up a great Paleo taco seasoning with the spices you already have in your cupboard?

Paleo taco seasoning image with ingredients and textThis Paleo taco seasoning mix has a mild spice from a little bit of cayenne pepper but you can omit that (or add more) if you want a milder (or spicier) version. It is enough to season about one pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, fish or other meat. It would also be excellent with some cauliflower rice to add some Mexican flavor.

Just add all of the seasonings to a bowl and mix them together well. See, I told you it was easy.

Paleo taco seasoning with seasoning in spoon

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4.63 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This homemade Paleo taco seasoning mix is EASY to make with spices everyone has in their cupboard. Keep it clean and make your own taco seasoning at home.
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  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano


  • Mix all of the seasonings together in a bowl.
  • Add this seasoning to one pound of beef, chicken, turkey, shrimp, fish, etc. for great taco flavor.
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8 thoughts on “Paleo Taco Seasoning (Whole30, Clean + Easy)

  • Awesome recipie, Justin! Heard you are no longer at DTNA and wanted to check out the blog, and it didn’t disappoint! We will be making this again, especially in busy season 🙂 Hope all is well!!

    • So glad you enjoyed it! You can make in bulk and store in an airtight container in a cool/dark place, just like your other seasonings! Makes it super easy to have it on hand and ready to go! Thanks so much for trying our recipe! 🙂

  • RIP to any and all store bought taco seasonings, finally!!
    This recipe is so perfect! I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement for the store bought taco that includes all those unwanted & unnecessary ingredients! So,so happy and geeked about finding this!
    We’ve hosted taco nights using this seasoning and it’s a hit with everyone else too!

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